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Any through-hole microcontrollers which are programmable via USB?

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by j4cobgarby, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. j4cobgarby

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    I've recently came across the Atmega32u4 which is a very nice microcontroller. The thing I like most about it is the fact that it can be programmed directly over a USB connection, by wiring it up in a certain way.

    However I often work with breadboards and I'd like a microcontroller similar to this but which I can program over USB, but which I can use on a breadboard.
     
  2. Minder

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    The PicMicro line also.
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  3. j4cobgarby

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    All of them?
     
  4. Minder

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    There are some that are just SMT but all USB programmable via interface, Pickit etc.
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  5. j4cobgarby

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    Oh I see what you mean. PICs look useful, but I'm looking for one which I don't need a seperate board to program.
     
  6. kellys_eye

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    Why not just use an SMD-to-DIP adapter board and solder whatever device you want onto a carrier that allows you to plug into a breadboard?
     
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  7. j4cobgarby

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    Good point, I'll keep this in mind.
     
  8. Bluejets

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    Why..?
    It's not as though it is difficult to connect or expensive to buy.
    Most Arduino have the chip on-board or if you go to ProMini, then as above.
    PicKit actually already has an add on zif socket that covers a mass of chip sizes for programming.
    I don't see where the "uhhh...soooo hard" comes in.
     
  9. j4cobgarby

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    the "uhhh.soooo hard"? I haven't said it's hard to do, I'm just looking for a more convenient way to do it. Besides, i'd rather spend no money than spend some money.
     
  10. Frankchie

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    I have been using an esp8266 based module called a nodemcu. It's Arduino compatible and uses the Arduino IDE. It has a micro usb connector that supplies power to the module, loads the pgms and supports diagnostic data. The exp8266 has built-in wifi. The nodemcu pinouts are breadboard compatible. It's a nice package about 1.25"x 2.25". It even has OTA, Over The Air program loading, where you can upload programs over wifi.
     
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